Mite House – The Gateway Mite House team faced off with the Canal Sharks on Saturday morning in Falmouth. In the end the Sharks skated away with a 6-1 win, but not without a hard fought battle from the Gladiators. In net, Brodie Yeaw saw plenty of action and turned away more shots than could be tracked. On offense, Brooke Whiteley scored the lone goal for the Gladiators. The entire team played great and all left with smiles after another great team effort.
Mite C – The Gladiators Mite C team suited up for their second game of the season Saturday, showing a great deal of progress. The Gladiators had a slow start, but started scoring late in the first half. Scoring goals on the day, Kaden Silva (5), Tomas doCanto (3), Caden Kosboski (2), Desmond Murphy, Will Manning, and Keegan Heewak (1). It was definitely a step up from their lone goal in their first game just a week ago. Playing solid in net in his goaltending debut was Jake Lovendale, who made a good amount of saves and stood solid in net.
Pee Wees – The Gateway Pee Wees had a rematch with Nantucket on Sunday afternoon in hopes of avenging and early season loss. After a slow start falling behind 4-0, the Gladiators got going on two unassisted goals by Matt Paling midway through the second period. Will Harrop continued the offensive attack with several great opportunities, but was unable to beat the stellar goaltending of Nantucket. In net, Ryan Killion played great but was beat by some great passing and shooting by Nantucket’s offense. The final score was 9-2.
Bantams – The Gateway Gladiator Bantams (5-0) faced off against a tough S.W.S. Chiefs team Sunday afternoon at Tabor Academy. The Chiefs scored late in the first period to give them a 1-0 lead. In the second they would add to that lead with two more goals to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Gateway looked tired throughout the first two periods, but with some inspiring words from Head Coach Dave Rebeiro, the third period was a different story. With renewed energy, Gateway got on the board with a goal from William Harrop assisted by Matt Paling and Chase Coture. Next Coture would score an unassisted goal to make it 3-2 midway through the third. With momentum turning, Matt Paling scored the tying goal assisted by Ace Crowell late in the third. However, that would be the end of the comeback and the scoring, as the teams remained tied 3-3.
Midgets – On Friday night, the two Gladiators Midget teams matched up for Gateway Youth Hockey Night. It was the Blue team that skated away with a 7-2 victory at the end of the night. The Blue team jumped on the board a little over a minute into the game, when Robert Maloney deflected a bouncing puck past the goaltender, with Coleby Paling getting the assist. The teams continued battling and keeping the score close when Bryan Gallagher found the back of the net for his first goal of the game, assisted by Tyler Lovendale and Quirino doCanto. A few minutes later, Lovendale and doCanto found Zack Lovendale open and he put in a goal. Gallagher finished off the first period scoring, taking a feed from doCanto. The White team started the scoring in the second half, when a shot by Jackson St. Don, deflected off a defensemen and sneaked by the Blue goaltender. The game remained pretty even, with Jack Martins stealing a puck and beating the Blue goalie unassisted, and Jared Robbins assisted by doCanto, and doCanto assisted by Gallagher, adding their own goals. It was a good battle with all the goaltenders playing great — Steven Strachan (White), Ethan Allegrini and Alex DeMarco (Blue).
In their second game of the weekend, the Gladiators Blue team beat the North Stars White team 4-2. The North Stars jumped on the board first, but the Gladiators evened it up two minutes later when Tyler Lovendale took the feed from Quirino doCanto and Jared Robbins, beating the goalie. The next goal came a few minutes later when Lovendale returned the favor to doCanto, sending him in on a breakaway, and doCanto finished with a goal over the goaltender’s shoulder. Ethan Harrop scored the next two goals for the Gladiators, with doCanto and Robbins getting an assist on the first goal. The Gladiator goaltenders played well in net, Alex DeMarco (11 Saves), Ethan Allegrini (12 Saves). The Blue team travels to the Vineyard next Saturday for their next game.